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Toronto, Canada
Reviewed 20 September 2013

My Fiancee and I spent 7 beautiful days at Grand Bahia Principe El Portillo between Sept. 8 and Sept. 15. From the moment we made our way to the hotel via the bus ride, which was about 40 minutes (worth the ride to isolation), we fell in love with the surroundings. It was our first visit to Dominican Republic. Our...

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Customer Servic... B, Quality & Customer Service department at Grand Bahia Principe El Portillo, responded to this review

Dear Guest, Thank you so much for such good opinion about our hotel, we really appreciate it. We are so happy that you have enjoyed all our services and facilities during your stay in our hotel. This definitely strengthens our philosophy of seeking the highest level of service excellence, thanks to an arduous team’s work and the devotion and commitment...

idaho
Reviewed 19 September 2013

We had a great time at this resort. It was our first time in the Samana and we really loved it. The hotel was great. The food ok. The beach was nice. The snorkeling off of the beach was not bad. The internet was a little slow but not bad. We hope to come back some time. The grounds were...

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Customer Servic... B, Quality & Customer Service department at Grand Bahia Principe El Portillo, responded to this review

Dear Client, Receive cordial greetings from all the team working at Gran Bahia Principe el Portillo, especially from our Quality & Customer Service department. We greatly appreciate that you have chosen our Resorts as your holiday’s destination. We are satisfied to hear that you had an excellent stay in our hotel facilities and premises especially because of the friendliness of...

Bath, United Kingdom
Reviewed 19 September 2013

We had an unbelievable time everything was perfect ,absolutely great food in all the restaurants ,and a special treat in the alacarte s which were Excellant ,even a bar in the sea what more could we ask , a lovely beach where you could walk for miles and be totally alone, great staff always attentive and helpful nothing was to...

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Customer Servic... B, Quality & Customer Service department at Grand Bahia Principe El Portillo, responded to this review

Dear Guest, Firstly, we are very grateful you have taken the time to express your views in our Tripadvisor community. The reviews help us to improve and raise our services as well as it will be really helpful for other guests that would like to spend their holidays with us, and we really thank you for it. It is a...

Maple, ON
Reviewed 17 September 2013

I was skeptical when my husband booked this resort based on great trip advisor reviews. I am happy to say that I was completely surprised that the resort lived up to its good reputation. We traveled with Air Canada vacations. Everything went extremely smoothly with the check-in taking place on the bus on the way to the hotel. The bus...

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Customer Servic... B, Jefe Calidad & Customer Service at Grand Bahia Principe El Portillo, responded to this review

Dear Guest, Thank you so much for your kind opinion about our hotel, we really appreciate it because it helps us to learn about our guest needs and satisfy them. We are really so happy that you have enjoyed your stay in our hotel and our beautiful beach we hope to welcome you once again in Grand Bahia Principe El...

Markham, Ontario, Canada
Reviewed 17 September 2013 via mobile

We had the opportunity of staying here in August. We had a blast. The staff make you feel very comfortable. We were especially pleased with Miguel in the main restaurant. He was great and always had a table ready for us. We were equally impressed with Francisco at the smaller pool bar. He never failed to entertain. He is a...

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Customer Servic... B, Jefe Calidad & Customer Service at Grand Bahia Principe El Portillo, responded to this review

Dear Guest, We would like to thank you for taking the time out to communicate the impressions of your vacation with our Tripadvisor community. We would like to think we are not a smaller hotel, we are a family hotel and we do everything possible to make feel our guests like part of this great family. In the name of...

Reviewed 17 September 2013

We had a great time (My wife and I plus two girls) here during July 2013 but here are the pluses and minuses. First off this resort is more family oriented. So if you dont want to see a bunch of kids in the local pool consider The Grand Bahia Principe on the private Island. That only for adults but...

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Customer Servic... B, Quality & Customer Service department at Grand Bahia Principe El Portillo, responded to this review

Dear Guest, Thank you so much for taking your time to write this review about our hotel. We are really happy that you have enjoyed your holiday at Grand Bahia Principe El Portillo. We are really glad to see that despite of the inconvenience with the front desk staff your family and you have enjoyed every minute with us, we...

BRAMPTON, ON
Reviewed 15 September 2013

We stayed at GBP El Portillo from Sept 8 - 15 and all the previous reviews are bang on! Service, food, location, beach, cleanliness, drinks and accommodations were great! We were worried about the weather due to hurricane season, but it rained 3 times for 10 minutes and it was over. A special thank you to some staff who really...

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Customer Servic... B, Jefe Calidad & Customer Service at Grand Bahia Principe El Portillo, responded to this review

Dear Guest, First let me inform you that your opinion is valuable to us, therefore we are extremely proud and happy for having left a pleasant memory. We are especially appreciate your positive comments about of our facilities and our staff. Comments like that you send us, are what motivate us as a team every day to improve the quality...

Paris, Canada
Reviewed 15 September 2013

For the past two years, we made Samana, DR our vacation destination. This year we decided to give the GBP El Portillo a try. We had heard good things, but were unsure about the change. Well, we are certainly glad we made the trip here. The beach was beautiful. The food was plentiful and there was a wide array of...

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Customer Servic... B, Jefe Calidad & Customer Service at Grand Bahia Principe El Portillo, responded to this review

Dear Guests, We are very happy to hear that you have found Grand Bahia Principe El Portillo a wonderful hotel and that the assigned rooms were suitable for you and your family. Thank you for your review about the hotel. Your experience is specially valuable for us, as you can give us feed back along the time. We hope to...

Maple, Canada
Reviewed 15 September 2013

We went to Samana, DR and stayed at the Grand Bahia Principe El Portillo Sep 1-8/12. Was recommended by a friend, and read reviews on it. Surpassed all my expectations. I don't travel much so was looking for a guaranteed good time and stay. This was it! Flew with AC vacations. No unpleasant surprises. We were greeted upon arrival at...

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Customer Servic... B, Jefe Calidad & Customer Service at Grand Bahia Principe El Portillo, responded to this review

Dear Guest, Thank you so much for taking your time to write this nice review about our hotel! We are really happy that you have enjoy your holiday in El Portillo and at Grand Bahia Principe El Portillo. We are really glad to see that you have enjoyed every minute with us, we work hard to succeed our guest needs...

Montreal Quebec
Reviewed 15 September 2013

Pristine beaches close to the furthest of rooms. 2 kms of the best sandy beach with the only resort in sight. Lots of chairs, a very well stocked snack bar terrace right on the beach. The list goes on.

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Dear Guest, First let me inform you that your opinion is valuable to us, therefore we are extremely proud and happy for having left a pleasant memory. We are especially appreciating your positive comments about of our facilities and our beautiful beach. Comments like that you send us, are what motivate us as a team every day to improve the...

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  • Pool
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
  • Free Parking
  • Restaurant
  • Beachfront
  • Room Service
  • Spa
  • Bar/Lounge
About the property
  • Beachfront
Things to do
  • Pool
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
  • Restaurant
  • Tennis Court
  • Spa
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Hot Tub
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Family Rooms
  • Accessible rooms
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  • Air Conditioning
  • Minibar
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  • Paid Wifi
  • Paid Internet
  • Public Wifi
Services
  • Free Parking
  • Room Service
  • Business Centre with Internet Access
  • Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
  • Laundry Service
  • Multilingual Staff
  • Babysitting
  • Airport Transportation
  • Dry Cleaning
  • Meeting Rooms
  • Concierge
  • Banquet Room
  • Conference Facilities
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Facilities and services: 2 pools Jacuzzi Sun terrace with loungers and sun umbrellas Pool and beach towel service BAHIA SPA (additional charge) Sports facilities: gym, tennis court, basketball court, volleyball net on the beach Water activity and scuba diving centre WiFi access in the lobby (1h per day free of charge) and in rooms (additional charge) Entertainment theatre Main buffet restaurant and 4 a la carte restaurants 4 Bars Snack-bar Pueblo Principe: local craft stores, live music, shows, bars and disco. Rooms 582 rooms including 4 types: Standard, Club Golden Junior Suite, Junior Suite and Family Suite. Junior Suites are larger than Standard rooms. Room facilities: King size bed or 2 full size beds Fully-equipped bathroom with hydromassage bath tub, shower, hair dryer and magnifying mirror Air conditioning Ceiling fan Terrace or balcony Telephone Radio alarm clock Satellite TV Coffee-making facilities Mini-bar Safe (with additional charge) WiFi (additional charge) Ironing set (available on request) Superior Junior Suite: balcony or terrace, sitting area with sofa-bed, ironing set, coffee-making facilities, private guest service phone line, umbrella, VIP amenities. Club Golden and Club Hacienda Junior suites (See page 18 Club Golden, Club Hacienda) Children Bahia Scouts The hotel is perfect for families, offering a range of facilities tailored especially for children, including the following: Children's pool Mini Club with daytime activities Evening Mini Disco Babysitting service (additional charge) Bahia Scout Water park Other services Medical service (additional charge) Pharmacy (additional charge) Bus stop opposite the hotel Personalised diets on request and subject to circumstances Specialised service for organising weddings, incentive trips, events and anniversaries ... more   less 

Additional Information about Grand Bahia Principe El Portillo

Address: Crta. las Terrenas - El Limon, km 4, Las Terrenas, Dominican Republic (Formerly El Portillo Beach Resort)
Region: Caribbean > Dominican Republic > Samana Province > Las Terrenas
Price Range: $183 - $590 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Grand Bahia Principe El Portillo 3.5*
Number of rooms: 582
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Also Known As:
Gran Bahia Principe El Portillo Hotel Las Terrenas
El Portillo Beach Resort
Grand Bahia Principe El Portillo Samana, Dominican Republic - Las Terrenas
Hotel Style:
#1 Top resorts Hotel in Las Terrenas
#2 Spa Hotel in Las Terrenas
#2 On the Beach Hotel in Las Terrenas
#3 Family Hotel in Las Terrenas
#6 Romantic Hotel in Las Terrenas
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